heronTrees2.png
humaneTechillustration222noLife.png
beaks.png
heronTrees2.png

Humane Technologies


 

SCROLL DOWN

Humane Technologies


 

 

The Collaboration for Humane Technologies is a network of artists, scholars and researchers exploring the interplay between physical and virtual experience and seeking to intervene directly in creating better futures. We are an interdisciplinary community. We embrace collaboration, nuance and complexity. We make games, virtual reality experiences, interactive installations, animations, data visualizations, objects, live performances and whatever else we need to invent for each project or idea. Our projects foreground movement, creative open-ended play, compassion, humor, personal agency and collaboration. We are inspired by design innovator Bret Victor's provocation:

What might it be like to work, to play, to share and to think in more dynamic mediums that access our full multi-sensory human capacities? 

This questions sits at the heart of our research and our varied definitions of humane tech - that is, technology that is responsive to how humans learn, think, and create and what humans need to thrive.

With these humane working assumptions, we focus each year on a different theme. 

2018

Wellbeing

 

2017

Livable Futures

We will use new and existing technologies to promote an inclusive ethics of livability, to spark creativity and curiosity and develop tolerance for complexity.

What do we mean by Livability?

Livability encompasses social justice and ecological ethics, it invites critically rethinking who survives and who gets to thrive in our communities including all biological and artificial life now and in the future. At the heart of our creative action is the conviction that in order to think (and make) livable futures we need to question such categories as: the human. We will critically reframe technological progress in favor of a posthumanism that is neither anti-human nor solely about sustaining human life as we currently know it.

Scholar Katherine Hayles critiques the fact that many visions of the future “point to the anti-human and the apocalyptic" and calls us to action showing that

"we can craft other visions that will be conducive to the long-range survival of humans and of the other life-forms, biological and artificial, with whom we share the planet and ourselves."

activist Frances Moore Lappe calls us to create solution stories

“Facing unprecedented challenges, we can choose to remain open to possibility and creativity—not mired in despair. Surely, the latter is a luxury that none can afford. We can create and enthusiastically share a solutions story today, every day. It is a revolutionary act.”

What are your creative actions for better futures?

#humanetech #betterfutures #livability #discoverythemes

#humanetechOSU

 
humaneTechillustration222noLife.png

Research Team


collaborating for better futures

Research Team


collaborating for better futures

 

CONTRIBUTORS

 
beaks.png

Contact


Contact


Or if you have something to say

Name *
Name